Because Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns have developed such a talented roster, you may see a few surprise cuts before the start of the season.
Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns have added a ton of depth to this roster in 2022. After completing overhauling the defense last year, the focus was on improving the offense this year. No one would argue that the additions of Amari Cooper and Deshaun Watson make this offense dangerous.
The big question now is, will Watson be able to play any of the 2022 season? And if he can play, will there be any type of suspension. Only time will tell, but the Browns are certainly all in on winning in 2022 either way.
With a talented roster comes difficult decisions for a general manager. At times it’s nice to give young guys time to develop, but Berry may be in a position where he can’t wait and leans to a veteran vs. a younger player. Here are three guys who may not make the Week 1 roster.
Cleveland Browns potential cut No. 3 – Blake Hance, Offensive Line
There is no doubt that Blake Hance isn’t exactly a household name, but over the last two seasons, he has played a lot of football for the Cleveland Browns. =The Northwestern graduate is an interior lineman by trade but was forced to play tackle at times with so many injuries.
I don’t want to take credit from the kid who played extremely well at times when the Browns desperately needed help on the offensive line, but there is no way he can be the backup tackle option. And with so many other guys like Michael Dunn, Ethan Pocic, and Drew Forbes ahead of him, I’m not sure how he makes this roster.
Hance will forever be remembered for stepping in during the playoff game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers and doing a great job, but it will likely be time that both sides move on before 2022.